Hurricane Irene has hit Narragansett and the southern Rhode Island coast as a tropical storm as of 9 a.m. Giant waves struck exposed, low-lying areas such as Black Point, and Scarborough State Beach is entirely inaccessible.
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JAMESTOWN â Angela Denault laughs when she describes her husbandâs announcement each time âPolicewomen of Broward Countyâ appears on television.
âHe says, âYour showâs on.â That certainly doesnât show what my life is like. I wonder how much of it is staged.â
Having served as the islandâs interim police chief since late spring, she was surprised when media outlets made a big deal out of her appointment â the first woman in state history to hold such a position.
âThere are women chiefs all over the country,â she notes. âWe shouldnât be raving about what weâre so far behind on.â